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UnitedHealth Group Licensed Behavioral Health Advocate - South Central Kansas - Hybrid/Remote in Coffeyville, Kansas

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

As a Behavioral Health Care Advocate, you will be responsible for case management / care coordination of behavioral health and substance abuse cases. You'll have a direct impact on the lives of our members as you recommend and manage the appropriate level of care throughout the entire treatment plan.

This is a remote position that may include up to 25% field work in the South Central region of Kansas (Independence, Coffeyville, Winfield, Wellington, etc. based on business needs.

If you are located in South Central Kansas, you will have the flexibility to work remotely* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Make patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care

  • Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment

  • Determine if additional clinical treatmentsessionsare needed

  • Manage inpatient and outpatient mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan

  • Administer benefits and review treatment plans

  • Coordinate benefits and transitions between various areas of care

  • Identify ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Counseling; Licensed Ph.D., or Registered Nurse with 2+ years of experience in behavioral health

  • Active, unrestricted license in Kansas: LP, LPC, LCP, LCPC, LMSW, LSCSW, LMFT, LCMFT, or RN

  • 2+ years of post-license experience in a related mental health environment

  • Proven intermediate Microsoft skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams

  • Access to secure, high-speed internet (Broadband Cable, DSL, or Fiber) and a dedicated, distraction-free workspace at home

  • Live in or near South Central Kansas, with reliable transportation and ability to travel within the service delivery area as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse

  • Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients

  • Experience working with the Medicaid population

  • Experience working with children, adolescents, and their families

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.